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Tonight two clubs who will be in good spirits collide at Leigh Sports Village.

The Leigh Leopards defeated Wakefield Trinity on Sunday to take them to four wins and eight points clear of relegation trouble demonstrating that the Leopards should be thinking about the clubs above them and chasing a place in the top six rather than worrying about relegation like many expected them to do so after promotion from the Championship.

One of those clubs is the Leeds Rhinos who arrive in Leigh on the back of back-to-back wins over Hull FC and Huddersfield Giants.

They are in the top six at present and looking to build on that further.

The game kicks off at 20:00.

There is sadly no live TV coverage but BBC will show highlights on the Super League Show.

Rohan Smith’s men have often been up and down this season with consistency being a real issue to nail down but they look to have found some now, but face a difficult Leigh side come Friday.

The Leopards are coming off the back of an impressive 32-0 win at Wakefield and their winger Josh Charnley is in red-hot form having scored 12 tries through the nine rounds of Super League so far.

Charnley will have another chance to shine on the wing for the Leopards as Adrian Lam names an unchanged side.

This means Zak Hardaker and Tom Briscoe line up against their former club just six months after starting a Grand Final on the right edge together for the Rhinos.

Meanwhile, Leeds make just one change which sees Nene MacDonald and James McDonnell play against their former club on the right edge.

There is perhaps a doubt still lingering over MacDonald’s fitness which is why Liam Tindall is on the bench.

Corey Johnson is the man who misses out with James Bentley replacing him and he will provide cover at nine.

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